The anniversary races just keep on coming with the club to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the race to Apollo Bay in May 2023. A popular category 3 race, as the you sail in company along the coastline on what we fondly refer to as the Great Ocean Road “Sail”.
We invite all to come try ocean sailing before taking on the Apollo Bay race and join the West Offshore Coastal Sprint on December 3rd. Together these races form part of the Coastal Championship Series. Try coastal sailing and join the race on December 3rd which starts and finishes in daylight, in time to have you home that night. https://www.orcv.org.au/about-the-series
“The Rip” is the narrow entrance to Port Phillip, where underwater reefs limit the navigable entrance to just 0.6nm and provides a restricted tidal flow between the ocean and Port Phillip, where over 4,000 commercial vessels transit annually.
Once a year, the ORCV runs an on-water tour from a large ferry looking at the navigation aids, tides, how to and which channels to use, radio protocols etc for a safe transit of the heads.
The tour runs inside the bay but travels around the head's region, and offers not only an educational experience but a great day on the water.
A great Christmas gift, learn more and book here https://www.orcv.org.au/training/rip-tour-of-port-phillip-heads